Archive | January, 2014
Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger

Listening to Pete Seeger. from Jack Humphries: With the sad announcement of the death of the great Pete Seeger this morning, the people of the world have lost not just a link in the chain in the struggle for a more just and peaceful world, but one of our cultural and political anchors. Radio National […]

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A people smuggler

A people smuggler

The people smuggler: A review by Ozleft “THE PEOPLE SMUGGLER,” ROBIN DE CRESPIGNY, PENGUIN VIKING, 2012 By Jenny Haines This is an important book in the debate about refugees, asylum seekers and people smugglers. It should be read by all members of federal parliament, some of whom stood weeping in parliament during the debate on […]

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McManus on Abbott: a list and WorkChoices

McManus on Abbott: a list and WorkChoices

1. Sally McManus provides a list on PM Abbott’s Wreckage.2. On PM Abbott and WorkChoices. 3. Royal Commission into unions. 1.TRACKING ABBOTT’S WRECKAGE Update: 134 broken promises to I May http://sallymcmanus.net/abbotts-wreckage/ Tony Abbott has been in power since 7 September 2013. From that moment, he and his government have broken promises and hurt Australians. This […]

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Timor Leste battles Australian corporate and political elite

Timor Leste battles Australian corporate and political elite

I have been following with interest the ‘Australia spies on Timor Leste for the oil’ stories. See my earlier posts on Timor Leste. Update: Timor Leste v Australia so far by By Clinton Fernandes read here http://rightnow.org.au/writing-cat/article/cutting-the-gordion-knot-solving-the-east-timor-v-australia-dispute/ Marian Wilkinson 4 Corners http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/four-corners I attended the Meeting in Melbourne 6:30pm Thursday 23 January 2014 at Victoria […]

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Anti-capitalist King

Anti-capitalist King

“King was anything but a milquetoast racial liberal or a radical-come-lately. Through a close reading of King’s work, Jackson finds deep currents of anti-imperialism running through King’s thought, going all the way back to his days as a student. He finds a consistent thread of anti-capitalism in King’s speeches. And he finds that King was […]

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Solidarity with Korean workers

Solidarity with Korean workers

Please distribute this youtube of Australian Unions Melbourne solidarity with Korean workers and their unions. Support KCTU and KRWU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZD-lbDGFpE Support SIGTUR solidarity with the right to strike for Korean unionists and against their right-wing Government repression of unions. http://www.sigtur.com/home-mainmenu-1/200-sigtur-in-solidarity-with-korean-unions update: Building on last December’s strike over rail privatisation, and the repression that followed with […]

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Stop the violence against Cambodian garment workers right to strike

Stop the violence against Cambodian garment workers right to strike

Petition: This campaign is in solidarity with Cambodian garment workers and unions, who initiated a general strike seeking an increase in minimum wage from US$80 per month to US$160. The strike was very effective, with many thousands of workers participating, and the employers association (GMAC) called a lockout and urged the government to crack down […]

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Green capitalism: the god that failed.

Green capitalism: the god that failed.

The debate we have to have in Australia on our environmental crisis. The results are in: No amount of “green capitalism” will be able to ensure the profound changes we must urgently make to prevent the collapse of civilization from the catastrophic impacts of global warming. The following is an updated version of an article […]

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first join a union

Save our unions

Lessons are here for Australian unionists in a new Steve Early book on US unions – here promoted, reviewed and chapter posted. As well, Joe Burns on the public sector unions and strikes. “Reading “Save our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress” is like sitting in on a seminar on the modern labor movement—with […]

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